Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Whitehouse is an extended tradiitonal stone-built forest cottage locate in the village of Pillowell in the Forest of Dean. The edge of the forest is 2 minutes walk away. The cottage is extremely comfortable with 5 bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom) and sleeps up to 10.

There is a huge living room with piano, TV, DVD and a games room/dining room with large oak dining table (seats 10-12), full-size table tennis table and good selection of board-games. The kitchen is well-equipped with an extensive range of crockery and cooking utensils and an adjoining breakfast-room . Beautiful garden with fruit trees, lawns and flower beds. Patio and outdoor dining area with exterior lighting and a good range of garden furniture including a large circular wrought-iron table with parasol shade, folding gazebo and BBQ. All bed linen, towels, utilities inclusive.

The Whitehouse provides an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area with its wealth of wildlife, natural scenery and historic monuments.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach 50 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Extensive selection of books and boardgames

iPOD dock

Satellite TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs

Utility room with 2nd fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer

Cot available

Infant high chair

Toddler's high chair

Further details outdoors

Double garage with electric doors and outside parking for an additional 2 cars.

Further details

Price if fully inclusive of bed linen, towels and utilities.

The Gloucestershire region

The region is characterised by rolling countryside with many wooded hills, rivers, charming villages and historic towns. The great river Severn defines the S.E. boundary of the area, flowing through the cathedral city of Gloucester and widening gradually to over a mile across at its mouth where it is spanned by 2 stately suspension bridges. The area is studded with romantic ruins including Tintern abbey, Chepstow and Monmouth castles.

Forest of Dean

The forest of Dean has been populated at least since Roman times and is of great historic interest retaining vestiges of its varied past as a centre for charcoal-burning, iron and coal mining and forestry. It represents one of the largest tracts of historic forest in England with many varied broad-leaved and coniferous trees - some of them hundreds of years old.

The cottage is situated right next to the forest which offers a wealth of outdoor activities including mountain-biking (family trail with cycle hire 2 miles away), canoeing and kayaking on the river Wye (Symonds Yat 4 miles away), a high wire forest adventure course at 'Go Ape' (2 miles), as well as an extensive network of forest trails. The area abounds in wild-life; highlights include peregrine falcons, goshawks, deer and wild boar. In the Spring, the forest floor is carpeted in some areas with magnificent displays of bluebells and other wild flowers. Clearwell caves are within easy reach as are the atmospheric ruins of Tintern Abbey. A steam railway operates from Parkend, about 1.5 miles walk through the forest from the house.

The nearest pub and shop are about 1/4 mile away. Chepstow and Gloucester are within 30 minutes' drive, while Bristol can be reached within 45 mins-1hr. The nearest main-line railway station is in Lydney, approx 3 miles away. Further afield, the attractions of S. Wales are within easy reach (Brecon Beacons National Park is about 1 hour's drive away).